Our guys try to move to 3-1 in the Big Ten against the 0-3 Gophers. Go Blue!
A month ago I wrote a board post about it being the 25th anniversary of the best basketball game I ever attended, the 1989 MBB game against Duke in Crisler. I had looked for some video of the game, but couldn't find any.
I noticed yesterday that it is currently available on Comcast/xfinity on demand (at least out here on the west coast.) You can go to sports/BTN/Michigan and find it. Could be a nice way to start your Saturday before the MBB and NFL games. It's available through the end of the month.
And to the poster who asked in that thread if this was the game where Loy Vaught picked Rumeal Robinson up the answer is "yes."
And to top it all off you get Keith Jackson (YTKJ) doing play by play!
Good win on the road. Still believe Beilein can get this team to the tourney. For those who missed it Enjoy.
Kind of a random topic but watching basketball tonight has made me think of Nik Stauskas, and for whatever reason I've been in an Olympics mood, so this thought came up. Obviously the US has the best national team, but I was thinking about it, and Canada could be really good in the coming years. Looking at the best players of their roster:
F/C Dwight Powell - Plays for Dallas
F Tristan Thompson - Cleveland
F Andrew Nicholson - Orlando
F/C Kelly Olynkyk - Boston
F Andrew Wiggins - Minnesota
G Nik Stauskas - Sacramento
G Tyler Ennis - Phoenix
G Cory Joseph - San Antonio
F Trey Lyles - Kentucky (Still in college)
And a few others.
The biggest thing I notice is that most of the players tend to be on the younger side with minimal NBA experience, but many of them have the potential to be top players. I could very well see this team qualifying for the 2016 Olympics and becoming a serious contender to the US in the coming years, much as the way Spain has been recently. The team also might lack some depth, but certainly the starters and some of the bench will be plenty talented.
A bit random of a topic, I admit, but I just thought I might share it with you all. Thoughts about this?
Sparty is in Iowa City on this frigid Midwest night. Let's cheer on the Hawkeyes. Together. Harbaugh. (Mgoblog users Bagheera, Blau, sierragold, joubertly breathing, Mabel Pines are bitter sourpusses. To hell with you h8rz).
Channel: ESPN. Bilas and Shulman.